Stigmatization, Discrimination and Illness: Experiences among HIV-Seropositive Women in Tanga, Tanzania

by Leah Franziska Bohle
Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 2013

126 pp. 1.9 MB

Within this book the author wants to shed light on the experience of illness and disease accompanied by discrimination and (self-) stigmatization, particularly in the context of HIV and AIDS from a medical anthropological and public health viewpoint. The results of six outstanding interviews conducted will be presented in order to underline the experiences of HIV-seropositive women in Tanzania, illustrating the tremendous impact that accompanies the diagnosis of having a disease and being positive on the lives of HIV-positive women.

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